In CHEMICAL WEDDING, modern technology succeeds in joining the body of a professor (Simon Callow) with the spirit of famed occultist Aleister Crowley. Using a virtual reality suit, Crowley's soul is reborn in the professor, and it uses its new physical state to begin Satanic rites, including the Chemical Wedding. Unlikely collaborators unite to create this dark gothic film: British actor Callow, best known for light comedies and Merchant Ivory productions, takes the lead role; Julian Doyle, an editor famous for his work with the Monty Python troupe, directs; and Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson co-wrote the script with Doyle.
He was known as ‘The Wickedest Man In The World' or simply ‘The Beast'. More than 60 years after his death, the demonic life and works of British occultist Aleister Crowley has continued to capture our darkest imaginations. In this provocative supernatural thriller co-written by legendary Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, a virtual reality experiment gone wrong sends the soul of the infamous madman into the body of a shy university professor (a fearless performance by Simon Callow of FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL). But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magick, is he now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world' John Shrapnel (MIRRORS) and Richard Franklin (DOCTOR WHO) co-star in this over-the-top satanic shocker featuring classic songs by Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden.